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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2878-2883
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.327


Post Parturient Behavioural Profiles in Primiparous and Multiparous Gir Cows
R.V. Vora1*, N.B. Patel1, T.K.S. Rao1, R.N. Gelani2 and M.M. Goswami3
1Department of Livestock Production Management, Vanbandhu College of Veterinary Science and A. H, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, India
2Nandini Bhestan Farm, Bhestan, Surat, Gujarat, India
3Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Science and A. H., Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The experiment was conducted to investigate the post-partum behavioral activities (up to 12 hour postpartum) of 6 multiparous and 6 primiparous Gir cows towards their calves using low light-intensity cameras and video recorder. To facilitate behavioural data recording at night the calving pen was illuminated with bulbs. As the animal was accustomed to the similar light during the night at the farm, such illumination during the experiment was not being likely to influence the behaviour of the animals. Gir cows were divided into 2 groups based on their parity, group-1 (primiparous cow) and group–2 (multiparous cow). Total resting time (min.) was significantly (p<0.01) higher in primiparous (245.50±5.75) than multiparous (218.33±4.94) Gir cows. Licking and grooming time (min.) was significantly (p<0.01) higher in multiparous (130.17±6.88) than primiparous (104.33±3.35) Gir cows. The result may be suggested that parity has significant effect over the post parturient behaviour of Gir cow.


Keywords: Parity, Primiparous, Multiparous, Post-partum behavior, Gir cow
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Vora, R.V., N.B. Patel, T.K.S. Rao, R.N. Gelani and Goswami, M.M. 2018. Post Parturient Behavioural Profiles in Primiparous and Multiparous Gir Cows.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2878-2883. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.327